The Surgeons by Charles R. Morris
Life and Death in a Top Heart Center

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"Insightful and filled with verve...electrifying."—Wall Street Journal

Hailed as "an astute book of enormous importance" (Sherwin Nuland), The Surgeons follows the team at one of the world's premier cardiac surgery and transplant centers. Given unprecedented access, Charles R. Morris recounts in thrilling detail a late-night against-the-clock "harvest run" to secure a precious transplantable organ, the heartbreaking story of a child's failed transplant, and more. Along the way, Morris reflects on how doctors really think, rising health care costs, and the future of health care in America.

About Charles R. Morris

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Charles R. Morris has written twelve books, including The Coming Global Boom, a New York Times Notable Book of 1990; The Tycoons, a Barron's Best Book of 2005; and The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, winner of the Gerald Loeb Award and a New York Times Bestseller. A lawyer and former banker, Mr. Morris's articles and reviews have appeared in many publications including the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Published February 13, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The versatile Morris (The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy, 2005, etc.) brings his customary research and observational skills to probe the heart industry.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Surgeons: Life and Death ...

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This book is an ambitious account of the complicated interplay among health care economics, policy and those individuals whose professional lives drive the medical system.

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